Blacks will be represented again on ABCs The View as comedienne Whoopi Goldberg is expected to be announced as the newest edition to the team.
Eurweb.com reports that final negotiations with the duo are underway, and an announcement of her hiring is expected next week.
In June, executive producer Bill Geddie said he was looking to add at least one African American voice to the show, which features co-hosts Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck (on the verge of maternity leave) and executive producer Barbara Walters.
"We have, really, two positions open, I think people forget," Geddie told the Times in June. "We got a lot of hiring to do here. So the chances of us hiring two white women … not very likely.”
(Side note: Yes, this may be true, but the one that’s the most obvious in a sea of white women is the Black female’s perspective.)
On her blog this spring, former cast member Rosie O’Donnell supported the hiring of Goldberg as her replacement, telling readers that her fellow comic “would rock.”